Like Aya says, not everyone cares to be or is meant to be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, accountant, or something more "practical." It is true that most of the liberal arts subjects don't teach you how to become professionals, or how to work, like the "practical" subjects, so many believe that they are, therefore, useless. But they seem to forget that there are a plethora of other professions that liberal arts subjects can better prepare you for. Like different types of counselors, workers in the vast field of criminal justice, and human/social service professionals, which are all fields expecting an increase in job prospects. So a degree in a liberal art such a psychology, criminal justice, and sociology could prove to be more useful, especially with a Masters degree. Also, a growing number of these majors are incorporating required professional development courses and internships into their curriculum in an attempt to turn liberal arts majors into professionals and introduce them to the working field. For an example, the Human Development major at my school provides many areas of concentration (based on the area you would like to work in or the population that you would like to work with if you want to enter human services) and then there is a required internship that you must complete in your area of interest. There is also a required class that teaches you how to write resumes, interview, ect. that you must take before the internship.
· 7 years ago